As a Senior Wetland Carbon Developer, I am supporting Wetlands International’s stream teams and network offices with the development of carbon projects in the world’s most important and threatened wetlands. Carbon finance can be an important mechanism to fund the conservation and recovery of wetland landscapes. Healthy wetlands contribute to reducing climate change, as well as safeguarding all other crucial ecosystem services that wetlands provide.
Since 2010, I have been working on the ecology and management of tropical forests, mainly in Southeast Asia and Africa and both in research and for NGO’s. Working at Wetlands International enables me to contribute to the conservation of threatened (tropical) ecosystems and to work at the intersection of science, policy and implementation in the field.
I hold a PhD in Tropical Forest Ecology from the University of Leeds, a MSc in Environmental Biology from Utrecht University and a BSc in Biology from Utrecht University.